Neil Lennon

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Neil Lennon
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Surname Neil Francis Lennon
birthday June 25, 1971
place of birth Lurgan , ArmaghNorthern Ireland
size 175 cm
position midfield
Years station
1987-1989 Manchester City
Years station Games (goals) 1
1989-1990 Manchester City 1 0(0)
1990-1996 Crewe Alexandra 147 (15)
1996-2000 Leicester City 170 0(6)
2000-2007 Celtic Glasgow 214 0(3)
2007-2008 Nottingham Forest 18 0(0)
2008 Wycombe Wanderers 9 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1990-1994 Northern Ireland U-21 2 0(0)
1990 Northern Ireland U-23 1 0(0)
1994 Northern Ireland B 1 0(0)
1994-2002 Northern Ireland 40 0(2)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2008-2010 Celtic Glasgow (assistant coach)
2010-2014 Celtic Glasgow
2014-2016 Bolton Wanderers
2016-2019 Hibernian Edinburgh
2019– Celtic Glasgow
1 Only league games are given.

Neil Lennon (born June 25, 1971 in Lurgan , County Armagh ) is a former Northern Irish football player and current football coach .

In his career he played for Crewe Alexandra , Leicester City and Celtic Glasgow, among others . Since February 2019 Lennon has been coach of the Scottish first division club Celtic Glasgow again.


The dynamic, competitive Northern Irishman began his career in the youth of Manchester City . After his debut on the professional team, Lennon was transferred to Crewe Alexandra in 1990 . There he took his leave for higher responsibilities, before moving in 1995 to Leicester City , where he quickly became a performer became and then moved on to his dream club Celtic (Transfer fee: 8,625,000 euros in winter 2000). Lennon was one of the most popular players among the Celtic fans due to his "typically Scottish style of play", but also an absolute leader within the team and from 2005 to 2007 captain.

Lennon was a Northern Ireland international and even wore the armband in some games. After several death threats, however, he ended his national team career after 40 international matches. After moving to Nottingham Forest , he signed with Wycombe Wanderers in January 2008 and announced in April 2008 that he would be joining the Celtic coaching staff with immediate effect. After Tony Mowbray's dismissal in March 2010, he moved up as an interim coach with Johan Mjällby as his assistant. On June 9, 2010, Celtic announced that Lennon would lead the team as head coach (manager) into the new season. On May 22, 2014, Lennon announced that he had resigned after three championships and two cup wins, but still wanted to help find a successor.

On October 12, 2014, English second division side Bolton Wanderers announced the signing of Lennon as their new coach. On March 15, 2016, the separation took place by mutual agreement after Bolton had slipped to the last place in the championship .

In June 2016 he became the new coach of Scottish second division club Hibernian Edinburgh after Alan Stubbs moved to Rotherham United . He led the Hibs to promotion to the Premiership and the European Cup. In January 2019, Lennon's contract in Edinburgh was terminated. He became the new coach of Celtic in February 2019 after Brendan Rodgers left the club. With Celtic he won the championship title.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. "Celtic dismisses coach Mowbray" (accessed on March 26, 2010)
  2. Celtic confirm Neil Lennon appointment as new manager (June 9, 2010) , accessed September 23, 2018
  3. "Celtic: Neil Lennon exits but will help find successor" (accessed on May 23, 2014)
  4. Neil Lennon: Bolton appoint ex-Celtic boss as manager (BBC Sport)
  5. Neil Lennon: Bolton Wanderers manager leaves by mutual consent (BBC Sport)
  6. ^ Neil Lennon: Hibernian make former Celtic boss new manager. BBC Sport, June 8, 2016, accessed June 9, 2016 .